SOMETHING ABOUT ME
Bruno Ceriotti has 30 years of experience in the music and entertainment business as a freelance music journalist, writer, researcher, and radio host. And, above all, he is one of the world’s top rock historians.
In the 1990s, he wrote and compiled rock artist biographies for music magazines like "Jam", his own website, and for his three blogs - "The San Francisco Sound", "Rock Prosopography 102", and "The British Sound" - that are so detailed that other historians consider them to be among the best rock music references.
During the 2000s, he became a top-rated contributor for popular music websites and blogs like "Chicken On A Unicycle", "Mike Bloomfield: An American Guitarist", "MildEquator: The Doors Collective Archives & Online Marketplace", "The Blues Project Official Page", "Garage Hangover", "Rock Prosopography 101", "Rock Archaeology 101", "Lost Live Dead", "Berkeley in the Sixties", "Frank Zappa: The Planet Of My Dreams", "Blood, Sweat & Tears Official Page", "Carlos Santana: Santanamigos", "Frank Zappa: Information Is Not Knowledge", "Concert Poster Auction", and "Jimmy Carl Black - The Indian of the Group".
Since 2010, he has been an honorary member of the Italian branch of "The Official Beatles Fan Club - Pepperland". He also produced articles for the fan club's four-monthly fanzine.
In 2011, he has been the music historian for the "Seven Years Underground: A 60's Tale", a documentary about the story of the Café au Go Go - one of the most famous New York's music venues of the 1960s - produced by Hollywood's Full Circle Films Company.
From 2011 to 2012, he co-hosted a weekly radio music show, "Con te sulla spiaggia", on the local station Canale 100-FM, in his home town of Bari, south Italy.
In 2011, he has written "My Little Red Book - Love Day-By-Day 1945-1971", an annotated day-by-day chronology of the legendary Los Angeles-based psychedelic rock band LOVE. In 2021, a fully revised and expanded version is published.
In 2012, he collaborate with a German vinyl-only label named Speakers Corner Records, for the reissue of It's A Beautiful Day's eponymous debut album originally released by Columbia Records in 1969.
In 2012, he has written several entries to the "Rock Chronicles", a unique visual encyclopedia of rock published by Firefly Books.
In 2013, he has contributed extensively to "Rory Storm - The King of Liverpool", a biography of the great late English singer Rory Storm, written by Alex Schiavi and published by Editor'a Barata Atesanal.
In 2013, he has contributed in a small way to "Blind Owl Blues: The Mysterious Life and Death of Blues Legend Alan Wilson", a biography of the great late Canned Heat's guitarist Alan Wilson, written and self-published by Wilson's historian Rebecca Davis.
In November 2013, he is one of the sources consulted for 'For Mother's Sake - The Memoirs and Recollections of Jimmy Carl Black 1938-2008', the autobiography of the great late drummer Jimmy Carl Black, mostly known as member of The Mothers Of Invention, and Geronimo Black.
In 2014, he has contributed extensively to "A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, From Box Tops to Big Star to Backdoor Man", a biography of the great late American singer Alex Chilton, written by award-winning writer Holly George-Warren and published by Viking Press.
In March 2014, he has accepted a job as A&R for an Italian vinyl-only label, "A.MA Records".
From June to October 2014, he worked as music historian for "The Los Angeles Free Press 60's Music Site".
In May 2015, he has contributed extensively to "Blood, Sweat, and My Rock-n-Roll Years: Is Steve Katz a Rock Star?", the autobiography of former The Blues Project and Blood, Sweat & Tears' founder and guitarist Steve Katz, published by Globe Pequot Press.
In December 2015, he has contributed extensively to "The Basingstoke Music Scene in the 1960s", a book about England's town Basingstoke's music scene of the 60s, written by music historian Raz Razzle and published by Scolopendra Publishing.
In Novembre 2016, he has contributed in a small way to "Meester In De Schaduw", a book about the legendary blues guitar master Ry Cooder, written by Wouter Bulckaert and published by Epo.
In November 2016, he has contributed in a small way to "Total Chaos: The Story of The Stooges / As Told by Iggy Pop", the first book telling Iggy Pop's story of The Stooges from his own words, written by Grammy Award winner Jeff Gold and published by Third Man Books.
In December 2016, he has contributed in a small way to "Hey Joe: The Unauthorized Biography of a Rock Classic", a book about 'Hey Joe', one of the most famous and covered rock songs ever, written by New York Times best-selling author Marc Shapiro and published by Riverdale Avenue Books.
Since 2017, he do research from time to time for Recordmecca, the number one site in the world about buying and selling high end music memorabilia.
In September 2017, he has contributed extensively to "Love that Burns - A Chronicle of Fleetwood Mac", a limited edition book about Fleetwood Mac's story from 1967 to 1974, written by the band founder and drummer Mick Fleetwood and published by Genesis Publications.
In February 2018, he has contributed extensively to "Il Viaggiatore dei Suoni", a book about the legendary blues guitar master Ry Cooder, written by Aldo Pedron and published by Arcana Edizioni.
In April 2018, he is one of the sources consulted for 'Love Is Understanding - A Vida e a Epoca de Peter Tork e os Monkees', a biography of Peter Tork of The Monkees, written by Sergio Farias and published by Chiado Books.
In May 2018, he is one of the sources consulted for 'The Big Note: A Guide to the Recordings of Frank Zappa', a complete guide to the music of Frank Zappa, written by Charles Ulrich and published by New Star Books.
In September 2018, he has written the liner notes for the CD reissue of Chris Darrow and Max Buda's 1981 album Eye of the Storm, which was released Blixa Sounds.
In November 2018, he is one of the sources consulted for the liner notes of the Blue Cheer's 'The '67 Demos' album, which was released by Sundazed Music.
In November 2018, he is one of the sources consulted for 'I Am Tommy: On Stage and Backstage', a memoir book written by Tom Wilson, a famous Canadian musician and booking agent, and published by FriesenPress.
In December 2018, he has contributed extensively to 'Born On The Bayou - La Storia dei Creedence Clearwater Revival', a book about one of the greatest rock bands of all-time, Creedence Clearwater Revival, written by Aldo Pedron and Maurizio Galli, and published by Arcana Edizioni.
In February 2019, he has contributed in a small way to 'David Bowie: Finding Fame', a documentary about Bowie's early years, directed by Francis Whately and produced by BBC Television. The programme was aired on BBC Two on February 9, at 21:00.
In June 2019, he has contributed in a small way to 'The Quiet One - The Life of Bill Wyman', a documentary about The Rolling Stones' former bass player, directed by Oliver Murray and produced by Gizmo Films.
In June 2019, he is one of the sources consulted for 'And on Guitar... The Autobiography of Jim Cregan', written by legendary British rock guitarist Jim Cregan with author Andy Merriman, and published by The History Press.
In October 2019, he has contributed extensively to 'Janis: Her Life and Music', a biography book about the great late Janis Joplin, written by Holly George-Warren, and plublished by Simon & Schuster.
In October 2019, he has contributed extensively to 'Guitar King: Michael Bloomfield's Life in the Blues', a biography book about one of the greatest guitarist of all time, Michael Bloomfield, written by David Dann, and published by University of Texas Press.
In November 2019, he has contributed to the release of The Prime Movers Blues Band's eponymous album, 'The Prime Movers Blues Band', which was released by Sundazed Music.
In November 2019, he is one of the sources consulted for the liner notes of the Kaleidoscope's 'Stepping Out - In Concert 1967-69' double album, which was released by Bacon Beacon Records.
In December 2019, he has written the liner notes for the CD reissue of Don Shinn's 1969 albums, 'Temples With Prophets' and 'Departures', which were released by Sunbeam Records.
In January 2020, he has written a profile about the legendary organ player Don Shinn, that appeared on the issue No. 99 of "Shindig!", a UK monthly music magazine.
Since February 2020 he resumed his role as music historian for "The Los Angeles Free Press 60's Music Site".
In March 2020, he is one of the sources consulted for "Knight Moves: The K J Knight Story'', written by The Amboy Dukes' drummer KJ Knight, and published by Trafford Publishing.
In March 2020, he is the source consulted by Rob Haywood for his article about The Box Tops that appeared on the issue No.101 of "Shindig!", a UK monthly music magazine.
In April 2020, he has written a profile about the great late Love's original drummer Don Conca, that appeared on the issue No. 53 of "Ugly Things", a US music magazine.
In April 2020, he has written the liner notes for the LP reissue of Don Shinn's 1969 albums, 'Temples With Prophets' and 'Departures', which were released by Sunbeam Records.
In August 2020, he has written a profile about the great late rock guitarist Craig Tarwater, that appeared on the issue No. 54 of "Ugly Things", a US music magazine.
In November 2020, he has written a profile about The Mockers, a Bay Area garage band which included a pre-fame Carlos Santana, that appeared on the issue No. 55 of "Ugly Things", a US music magazine.
In April 2021, he has written a profile about Woody's Truck Stop, a Philadelphia-based rock band mostly known for the presence of a pre-fame Todd Rundgren in one of their early lineups, that appeared on the issue No.56 of "Ugly Things", a US music magazine.
In November 2021, he has written a profile about Stack, a lost but legendary Los Angeles' rock band of the 60s, that appeared on the issue No.58 of "Ugly Things", a US music magazine.
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